History – especially if you had a really shit teacher – was often a really dry lesson, wasn’t it? Loads of boring facts about boring dead people in powdered wigs and corsets. Boring.
What might have made it more interesting, though: any of these X-rated facts. In a Reddit thread, historians amateur and professional alike shared some lesser known, often kind of disgusting historical facts. Spoiler alert: people had just as much disgusting sex in the past as they do now, and lots of people died in really gross ways.
Some of the facts are fairly disgusting
Literature also holds some pretty interesting secrets
Theodora sounds like a legend, tbh
There were also some illuminating facts from U.S. history
Science is so beautiful
And absolutely the best of the lot
Put it on the national curriculum.